Denali, an endangered Grevy’s zebra, was born at the Denver Zoo on New Years Day. —Courtesy of the Denver Zoo
From spotting owls and sniffing wildflowers to searching for hidden elves, here are some fun-filled ways to enjoy springtime in Colorado as a family.
Spot a Great Horned Owl | Bluff Lake Nature Center
The mile-long loop around Bluff Lake is a great place to search for wildlife, including the...
April 27 2015, 3:00 PM
Why we like it: A longer but still-mellow hike that traverses beneath the Devil’s Backbone, one of the Front Range’s most distinctive rock formations.
When to go: Fall through spring, when the temperatures are moderate along this exposed, open trail.
Located in the long and narrow...
October 28 2014, 9:00 AM
Hit Your Stride | A new Cherry Creek store gives runners a (free!) opportunity to learn what they’re doing wrong.
Wild Things | Forget roses from the florist. Colorado’s summer wildflower season offers a breathtaking natural display—if you know where, and when, to look.
Walk the Line |...
July 11 2014, 2:55 PM
Columbine decorating the slopes of American Basin.
See It: The Columbine Flower is tucked amongst the carpets of wildflowers that adorn the American Basin high in the rugged San Juan Mountains.
Peak Time: July and August
One of the most scenic spots in the San Juan Mountains, American Basin is especially spectacular in the middle of...
July 1 2014, 8:30 AM
—Illustrations by Jack Molloy
Fairy Slipper Orchid
See It: Scattered along Beaver Trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Peak Time: June (it only blooms for two weeks)
See It: Throughout the rockier areas of Vogel Canyon Trail in Comanche...
Why we love it: The climb is just steep enough that you'll feel it in your calves the next day, but short enough that you can tackle it in the morning and spend the afternoon strolling around nearby Aspen.
When to go: The parking lot fills up quickly, so head out around 8...
July 31 2012, 3:30 PM